Taught course

Gender, Violence and Conflict

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in the social or natural sciences. Applications must be accompanied by a detailed personal statement. Applicants with other degrees or relevant practical work experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Engage critically with debates around the relationships between gender, violence and conflict. You’ll consider perspectives from anthropology, international relations, sociology and law. You have the opportunity to explore critical and feminist approaches to social research and its ethics.

The course focuses on:

  • gendered experiences of violence
  • conflict and peace
  • militarisation
  • masculinities and femininities
  • representations and embodiment
  • institutionalisation of violence.

Key Facts

Development Studies at Sussex was ranked 2nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Global Studies is a unique interdisciplinary school, with cutting-edge research, international faculty, and a distinctive programme of guest lectures, research seminars and events.

Our campus is also home to an active student body, hosting frequent debates, lectures, films and social events covering global and political issues.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section)

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English Language Support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Visas and Immigration

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Fees and funding

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Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Global Studies
+44 (0)1273 877686